Storrie to hear if tax charges will be dropped

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FORMER Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie has to wait until next month to hear if tax charges against him will be thrown out of court.

He appeared alongside the club’s former manager Harry Redknapp, who currently manages Tottenham Hotspur, and former chairman Milan Mandaric, who are both also contesting tax charges.

The judge heard arguments from legal representatives for the three men, and postponed his judgment on whether to dismiss the charges against them until February 11 this year.

The hearing took place yesterday afternoon at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Mr Storrie, 58, is charged with evading tax in relation to midfielder Eyal Berkovic’s termination fee.

He is accused of making an offshore payment to terminate Berkovic’s contract on which no tax was declared or paid while he was chief executive.